On the 19th October, Old Earl Redston Hall opened its doors for the first time for service to a selected guest list.
The team at Toller Road were looking for ways to engage further with family members. During his appraisal, Guy Churchill, Chef at Toller Road, came up with the idea of transforming the dining room in the service into a fabulous restaurant.
So the whole team set about making this happen, devising a menu, inviting family members, transforming the dining area with flowers, candles, low lighting and soft music, and they even gave the restaurant its own name, Old Earl Redston Hall, which is an anagram of Danshell Toller Road!
Families were invited to join the staff and service users for a welcome drink at 6pm with dinner being served at 6.30pm. There was a delicious three course meal plus cheese and biscuits served. Guy and Kitchen Assistant Zoe worked extremely hard to deliver this fine cuisine.
The evening went without a hitch and all the guests went away extremely happy, with some of the family members being given the flower table arrangements to take home with them.
Positive comments have been received from a number of people including Marie Greenberry, our Director of Nursing and Governance who was able to attend the evening.
“It was a great evening for all who attended; Cate and her team really did a fantastic job. They are a credit to Danshell.”
Mr and Mrs Reid, whose son lives at Toller Road, sent a message to Cate, the Manager, saying,
“Just the most amazing evening. Congratulations to all the staff and residents for making it a magical evening. The food that Guy produced was fab, in particular he was able to get around my dietary restrictions and come up with a really tasty meal.
As the Manager at Toller Road, you are clearly making a difference to the shared experiences of residents and their families. Your ability to come up with and take on board other people’s ideas has certainly outshone our memories of previous managers’ performances.
P.S Bring on the 2017 Sunday carvery . . . !!!”
Well done to Cate, Guy and the whole team at Toller Road.